Gary R. Freeman

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Gary R. Freeman, age 74, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Bonne Idee Assembly of God, with Bro Jerry Stuckey and Bro Jeff Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitations will be held from 12 PM to 2 PM, with a break from 2 PM until the service begins at 3 PM. Mr. Freeman honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1975 during the Vietnam War, earning respect and commendation for his bravery and dedication. He earned 2 services metals while in the navy, the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. After his military service, Gary continued to serve his community with distinction. He worked as a patrolman with the West Monroe Police Department and a detective with the Bastrop Police Department, where he made a significant impact through his commitment to public safety and justice. In 2017, he retired from the Morehouse Parish District Attorney’s Office after 18 years of dedicated service, leaving a legacy of integrity and professionalism. Gary was also a loving family man. He is survived by his wife, Frances Walthall Freeman; daughter, Stephenie L. Harris; step-daughters, Tina Nobles and husband, Brian, Lynda Parrott and husband, Chris; siblings, Alan Freeman and wife, Beth, Beverly Nealy and husband, Rob; grandchildren, Shanna Scott, Catelyn Hicks and husband, Dennis, Caleb Parrott and wife, Shelbye, Ethan Nobles, Riley Nobles, Corbin Harris and wife, Amanda, Conley Harris and wife, Nikki, Baylee Jinks and husband, Landon; great grandchildren, Parker Young, Emerson Parrott, Avalyn Hicks, Prairie-Anne Parrott, Bryce Nobles, Asher Nobles, Reid Harris, Stella Harris, Olivia Harris, Paisley Harris and Wyatt Harris. Mr. Freeman is preceded in death by his, parents, Julius and Bessie Freeman; wife of 34 years, Phillis R. Freeman. In addition to his professional and family life, Gary had a passion for deer hunting, which he pursued with enthusiasm. Gary Freeman will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to his country, his community, and his family. His legacy of service, dedication, and love will continue to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Wounded Warrior Foundation or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
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